Clinical Instructor of Information Technology programs
- Masters of Science in Information Systems March 2014 Concentration in e-Business and Web Development DePaul University, Chicago, Illinois | College of Computing and Digital Media
- Bachelor of Science in Business Administration May 2007 Major: Human Resource Management Minor: Organizational Communication Ball State University, Muncie, Indiana | Miller College of Business
Why do you enjoy working with professional degree students?
I like working with non-traditional, adult students because I appreciate their sense of urgency for learning and I value the greater sense of purpose adult learners have when returning to school.
As an instructor, I often reflect on my own mother’s experience as an Adult learner who returned to school to earn her associate, bachelor's and master's degree. As a single parent it often meant attending school along with her due to lack of childcare. During those times of attendance, I experienced her determination to succeed. I also witnessed the difficult moments she experienced when completing her programs. My observance of those experiences allows me to appreciate and sympathize with adult learners who I encounter in the classroom. The determination I witnessed in my own mother's pursuit of higher education, as well as in students I've had in the past, is one of the many reasons I enjoy working with adult learners.